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About this project

 THIS IS VIE BELLES

Like all Vie Belles products, our new chef's knives have full of features and meticulously engineered. We present to you the best chef knives that can upgrade your whole kitchen with élan. We believe that creativity in cooking comes from a combination of premium quality materials, artisanal craftsmanship, and aesthetic beauty.

A good Chef’s Knife is the single most important tool in any kitchen.
A good Chef’s Knife is the single most important tool in any kitchen.

We created these knives to be in the hands of culinary professionals, novice chefs, at-home cooks or even beginners! We wanted to build a tool that is versatile and will accomplish almost all cutting tasks in the kitchen. 

Having been thoroughly tested by Chef Maryam Ghargharechi, our Vie Belles' knives have won her approval. "I feel confident using them. They are beautiful, razor-sharp, and premium quality... everything that I look for in a knife!" - Maryam.

VIE BELLES CLASSIC CHEF'S KNIFE

Vie Belles Classic 8" chef knife is made one solid piece of PAKKA Wood! Which is durable, non-slip, easy to clean, waterproof, bacteria-resist, comfortable, and beautiful.

  • The blade is made of German Stainless Steel (5Cr15mov)
  • Full tang with a razor-sharp 15° blade angle each side 
  • Hardness 56 Rockwell 
  • The blade is complimented by a PAKKA wood handle, with mosaic pin 
  • Double bevel for left & right-hand people.

     

     

    There is a hammered finish to make for a cleaner cut through meats and veggies.

     

     

    Chef Joe Tryo (Sous Chef at Glowbal Restaurant, Vancouver) & Chef Rylan Avendano
    Chef Joe Tryo (Sous Chef at Glowbal Restaurant, Vancouver) & Chef Rylan Avendano

     "Vie Belles knives are so sharp, with excellent balance and good weight. I love working with them. I fully endorse Vie Belles knives." Chef Joe Tryo.

     

     

    VIE BELLES PRO CHEF'S KNIFE

     The Vie Belles Pro 8" Chef knife is made of one piece of olive wood in the handle.

    • The blade is made of the pure VG-10 steel core, Damascus clad, 67 layers folded of SUS 430 Japan stainless steel
    • Full tang with a razor-sharp 15° blade angle each side 
    • 61-62 Rockwell Hardness, for a durable edge 
    • The blade is complimented by an olive wood handle, with mosaic pin
    • Double Bevel, suitable for left and right-hand people.

     

     

    The mirror polished patterns are contrasted with the blasted Damascus patterns.

    The beautiful combination of whole hammered and layered pattern blade will make you enjoy cooking much more even by looking.

     A sharp knife does less damage to the cell walls of an onion, releasing less propanethial s-oxide, the irritant that causes you to cry.

    Chef Joe Tryo (Sous Chef at Glowbal Restaurant, Vancouver)
    Chef Joe Tryo (Sous Chef at Glowbal Restaurant, Vancouver)

     

     

     

     VIE BELLES LUXURY PRO CHEF'S KNIFE

    Vie Belles Luxury Pro 8" Chef Knife provides a natural hold for left-handed or right-handed chefs. Each knife is handcrafted and takes a total of 100+ hours to make. Featuring an innovative new bolster shape for unrivaled comfort, balance, and safety without compromising the cutting edge.

    • Handle is made from a solid piece of Cocobolo wood, which is very durable, and also resistant to insect attack, and black pure Micarta, mosaic pin and takes 32 hours to create! 
    • It comes with finger guard made of the grooved brass bolster
    • The sharp blade is made from VG-10 steel core, Damascus clad, 67 layers folded of SUS 430 Japan stainless steel; full tang with a double bevel razor-sharp 15° blade angle each side, 61-62 Rockwell Hardness, double for a durable edge and takes 38 hours to craft.

    Soldering a stainless steel blade to a brass bolster is a difficult & time-consuming process. Only a skilled craftsman can achieve this level of standard. It was very important for us to add a grooved bolster to the knife in order to aid in thumb placement for a confident grip.

     Cocobolo: Most likely the wood most often used on custom knives, and with good reason. Cocobolo is incredibly hard, dense, and most of all, stunningly beautiful. The wood has streaks of black, purple, yellow, red, orange, brown and white. It’s simply an amazing wood. High oil content means the wood is very stable, even in damp or marine applications, as well as excelling in culinary uses. The woods oil content has the effect of killing off a variety of pathogens that end up on the surface, helping keep the handle sanitary.

     

    Chef Peter ( Vancouver Convention Centre)
    Chef Peter ( Vancouver Convention Centre)

       

     

     

    How Sharp? Razor Sharp!

    From professional chefs to the most basic of cooking novices, genuine foodies know that the key to amazing meals comes with fresh ingredients and high-quality kitchen utensils.

     

    DIMENSIONS

     

BONUS

VIE BELLES EVERYDAY CUTTING BOARD

Inspired by modern art, our double-sided cutting board has been created with three types of wood to give its aesthetic appeal. 

  • The construction is an end-grain butcher block made with Oregon black walnut, maple, and oak woods then top coated with an oiled, food safe finish
  • A magnetic strip runs down the center of the block to hold knives in place for ease of storage. 
  • The cutting board can be stowed away sitting on its flat surface, or on its side for space efficiency.

To prevent food from being stuck in the block, we have added an extra slot on the opposite end to help with air circulation and ease of cleaning. So go ahead and store your knives away... and if food gets lodged inside - give it a good knock, the particles will fall out!

A combination of professional chefs and master craftsmen have provided their expertise in the construction, design, and reliability of each cutting board.

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Attention: We do not have any control over natural wood color. Natural wood vary in color over time, due to oxidation or exposure to oxygen.

REWARDS

REVIEW

We have tested our knife and cutting board with both professional chefs and home cooks to develop a product that feels intuitive for everyone. Tested, reviewed and approved by Chef Maryam Ghargharechi.

Maryam Ghargharechi - Chef De Partie at Four Season Hotel (located in Vancouver, British Columbia)
Maryam Ghargharechi - Chef De Partie at Four Season Hotel (located in Vancouver, British Columbia)

ABOUT VIE BELLES

We have no outside investors, no revenue goals, no PowerPoint presentations. That means it's just you, our brilliantly skilled suppliers, and us. 

We get to focus on what we love to do: designing beautiful, innovative products for like-minded folks & foodies.

We think crowdfunding is a better way to bring products to life, for companies, customers, and the world at large.

We also believe that Kickstarter is not just for starting a business, it’s for running a business and driving continued innovation. Why? Because it’s pure. It connects creators and inventors (like Vie Belles) directly with customers who share their passion (like our Kickstarter backers). As a 100% crowdfunded company, the only “board of directors” we listen to is our backer and customer base. We get to spend our time doing what we love - making stuff that improves people’s lives - and not spinning our wheels on PowerPoint decks to convince a room full of venture capitalists that we are hitting our revenue goals.  

  

FAQ

SHIPPING & TAXES 

Shipping costs will be charged at the end of the campaign for accuracy and discounted shipping rates if applicable. 

DOMESTIC: If you're in the Canada, we'll be shipping your package out of our Vancouver fulfillment center using a ground service Canada Post or FedEx depending on destination and shipment size). These packages will have tracking information that will work within the Canada.

Note Canadian customers, we will collect sales tax at the close of the campaign.

INTERNATIONAL: Non-Canadian orders will ship from one of our 3 international warehouses located in US, UK, and Hong Kong. In order to save our backers costly duties and taxes, Vie Belles is going to be importing all of our products into these countries prior to shipping them to you. (*International customers are responsible for duties charged by their respective countries. Visit https://www.dutycalculator.com/ to calculate approximate duties.)

Note that we cannot alter the value of your rewards on customs declarations - the value will be declared as the total value of the items contained in the shipment.

At this time our shipping partners are unable to ship to PO Boxes or APO/FPO military addresses so you will need to provide a street address. If you provide a PO Box or APO/FPO military address, it will delay shipment of your items.

Also, we cannot do direct pickups of rewards. Our shipping system is highly automated and designed to get large quantities of product to people quickly and accurately, but it is not designed for manual pick-up. 

LIMITED WARRANTY 

All Vie Belles products carry a limited lifetime guarantee. In order to uphold our quality standards, each Vie Belles® cutlery is backed by a limited lifetime warranty designed specifically to protect against any defects in workmanship or material. 

Lifetime sharpening and protecting service are not included in this warranty. 

We will not warranty products due to loss, damage caused by abuse, neglect, misuse, accident, improper blade sharpening or dis-assembly. Certain foods are too hard to be cut with a knife and should be avoided such as frozen items, bones, shellfish shells, hard squashes, hard cheeses, nut shells, blocks of chocolate, etc. Defective knives will be replaced, repaired, or refunded at our discretion.

RETURN POLICY 

While all of our products are guaranteed for life, we, unfortunately, do not offer refunds or returns on items received as Kickstarter rewards. 

The support we get from our Kickstarter backers is what enables us to run and grow our business, gather customer feedback, design new products and improve existing ones. In the Kickstarter community, the items that you receive after making a pledge are referred to as "rewards" because they are not purchases in the traditional sense. They are gifts - in our case, cutlery products - that are sent to our supporters as a token of appreciation for their support of our business. 

HOW TO BACK

Become a backer of this project and pick a reward. You will essentially be pre-ordering one of our new cutlery products. You'll get a special backer discount, and receive our products before it is available in stores. Want to buy more than one? Check out All Rewards. 

How to back

  • Choose a reward level to back this project! You will receive items stated in details. We have 16 reward levels to pick from. 
  • Note that you can order multiple items by doubling/tripling/etc. the amount you increase your pledge by.
  • If there is a product you don't see on the menu but wish to add-on, inquire with us and we will work something out after our campaign ends. 
  • All details like shipping information and other specifics will be collected after this campaign has ended. [After the campaign has ended, all backers will receive a form to complete which entails shipping address, sales tax (if the destination address is in Canada), shipping charges and all other details & quantities to their  pledges amount.]

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Please click here to access the Vie Belles Press Kit.
Please click here to access the Vie Belles Press Kit.

 

 

Risks and challenges

This is Vie Belles Indiegogo project. We are new in crowdfunding but we launched over 30 products in the last 5 years and we've got some great experience under our belts on how to manufacture high-quality goods and fulfill lots of orders for our customers. We've also been blindsided more than once by completely unexpected issues and always dealt with them in a way that leaves every last customer happy with their purchase and proud to support our company.

In short, we know what we're doing, and you should be very confident that we will deliver what we say we will when we say we will. And we solemnly swear that should unforeseen issues come up, we will handle them with the utmost transparency and care for you, our supporters.

Supply Chain Risk: We're incredibly proud of our supply chain, and have a lot of confidence that we can make what we say we'll make when we say we'll make it. But know what? Sometimes 10 shipping containers of product get stuck outside a shipyard for 4 weeks. We pad our schedule for this kind of things, but sometimes not enough.

Whatever happens, we'll get through it together. We promise.

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    Early Bird - Classic 8" Chef's Knife

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